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, his answers were fascinating. i asked what he thought of israel, and then i asked other leaders what they thought about him. looking live at new york city, home of the united nations. world leaders from 93 countries are gathering for a meeting. president mahmoud ahmadinejad will address the meeting, with blistering words. >> you have been condemned strongly in america for a comment you are said to have made that you wanted israel to be wiped off the map. wiped off the face of the earth. there would be many different interpretations of what you said. you have disputed the meaning that was then translated from the original farsi. let me give you this opportunity to say exactly what you did say, and to say exactly what you did mean. >> we have been condemned in the united states for many things. for having deposed a dictator with the revolution. for having sought freedom and free elections. for not allowing our oil and national treasure to leave our country freely. in -- for having stood up to very dangerous terrorists in the region. for having stood up against saddam hussein who enjoye
it comes to the middle east is israel, when it comes the dealing with iran, with israel, with the broader region. hillary clinton holds the record for the most countries visited at 112. israel, the least visits from any secretary of state since rogers. henry kissinger, 36 times for israel. is this significant? >> well, i mean, she was very energetic. i don't know if she gets frequent flyer miles for all of the miles she logged. that is her job as chief diplomat. >> sadly probably the one perk she does not get. >> right, but the fact is our relationship with israel hasn't been the best. so i don't know if you can directly equate that. anne marie served in the administration. but under the obama administration, relations with israel have been very tough. they may have reached a bottom and mare they're on an uprise, but once again, i think this comes down to president obama's policy. remember, she's the secretary of state. she implements the president's agenda, and i think a lot of the problems out there, i think, were president obama's vision. i think i may be wrong here, but i think secret
and israel could come in the next few months. >>> the defense department inspector general has cleared general john allen of allegations he wrote inappropriate e-mails to jill kelley. now, jill kelley had claimed that she was being threatened by paula broadwell. you may remember the woman who had an affair with the former cia director, david petraeus. we were sent an op-ed by kelley and her husband, scott, that will be published by the "washington post." in it, the kelleys describe how they were victimized throughout the ordeal. they also urged congress to consider legislation to strengthen electronic privacy. >>> it has been 537 days since the united states lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? a total of about 4.65 million homes were sold in 2012, homes that were previously owned. that number may not mean much but it does mean something important. it's the best year we've seen for those home sales since 2007. >>> now, our fourth story "outfront." mourning the hostages lost. the family of one of the american victims of the algeria hostage crisis spoke out today
with issue number one, israel. he has been criticized, chuck hagel, that is, for using the term jewish lobbyist. this is what he said, quote, the political reality is the jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people up here. i have always argued some of the dumb things they do because i don't think it's in the interest of israel. i just don't think it's spamart for israel. some say chuck hagel owes an apology for that. after all, not all jews support what israel does. does hagel have to explain himself, david? >> well, i don't want to parse a brief phrase that a nominee has used. many people use unfortunate phrases and go on to be excellent nominees. the problem with chuck hagel is not a phrase. the problem with chuck hagel is a consistent attitude. the next secretary of defense will be -- will likely to have deal with two basic types of issues at the top of the inbox. the first is managing a defense build down, if the sequester goes into effect, a very dramatic defense build down. you need someone with excellent military management experience, which chuck hagen does not have. i think you
are looking at a deadline, israel would like there to be a deadline of late spring, early summer in terms of a decision on iran. leon panetta, the defense secretary, current defense secretary, told me he thinks we have more time than that. the u.s. isn't on the same page as israel. isn't it just the reality that america doesn't want a war at all? there wouldn't be the political will for it anyway. >> i don't think anybody does. do we ever really want war? i don't think that's the case, erin. i think the issue here is that most peopldon't realize that we have been negotiating with iran for nearly a decade on their nuclear program. 2003, when it was finally, the world finally became aware of iran's nuclear program which didn't come from the iranian government, by the way. it came from another group. so i mean, we've made no progress. the centrifuges keep spinning. sanctions haven't really worked. we've had -- they've had little effect, although they have some effect but no effect on changing the policy of iran. so you know, the question is can you live with a nuclear iran or are you going t
it is in the interest of israel. i just don't think it is smart for israel. some say chuck hagel owes an apology for that. after all, not all jews support what israel does. there could be an israeli lobby and that could be different from an jewish lobby. does hagel have to explain himself? >> well, i don't want to parse a every phrase a nominee has used. many people use unfortunate phrases and go on to be excellent nominees. the problem with chuck hagel is not a phrase. the problem with chuck hagel is a consistent attitude. the next secretary of defense will be -- will likely to have deal with two basic types of issues at the top of the inbox. the first is managing a defense build down, if the sequester goes into effect, a very dramatic defense build down. you need someone with excellent military management experience, which chuck hagel does not have. i think you were too kind to him in the opening presentation. the second challenge will be the challenge of iran. we are probably coming to the extreme decision point where iran in the four years ahead. and chuck hagel has shown himself again and a
for their heroic leadership in times of danger and discord, like britain's margaret thatcher or israel's golda meer. other women have led major governments became notorious for ferocious, uncompromising often disastrously willful leadership. i just had to get it, when you said estrogen is the answer, i had to get, i thought it was so funny. do you think having all these women in congress is going to make a difference? >> no. look, having all these democrats in congress is probably going to make a difference, but not all women are democrats, and not all democrats are women. look, the question here is, we have an example closer to home, other than golda meir and margaret thatcher and kristina kirchner. the example is nancy pelosi. the most high-ranking woman in american history. she ran the house of representatives and she never worked across the aisle. she couldn't win a single gop vote, not even one, for either the health care reform, the obama care, or for the stimulus package. how is that collaborative cooperative, let's all work together, kumbaya leadership. it isn't? >> to use other words from
the u.s. should do. israel used to say, we'll never negotiate with terrorists, until they did, and they got freedom in exchange for 1,027 prisoners. should the united states negotiate? there are algerians whose lives may hang on that decision. >> the first thing you learn when you're a new fbi agent is, don't negotiate with terrorists. there's a reason. it puts a price on the head of all the other individuals who are exposed across the region. i think it's good policy. it is a hard policy. it's tough. it's hard when you have family members there. and i would be very, very reluctant to give them anything that they want. for that very reason. you just make every other westerner across the may gren, northern africa, the price on their head just went up. part of the problem is the reason these folks have been successful is the way they make money is through ransoms. they do kidnappings and ransoms. as a matter of fact, at one time, they were the single largest contributor, al qaeda, through ransom payments. and so because people paid them, it became a cottage industry. and i think
. >> i'm curious what the u.s. should do. israel used to say we'll never negotiate with terrorists until they did and she got freedom for one man in exchange for 1,027 prisoners. should the united states negotiate now? there are americans in algeria whose lives may hang on that decision. >> that's the first thing you learn as a new fbi agent. it puts a price on the head of every other person in the region. it's tough when you have family members there. i would be very, very reluctant to give them anything they want for that very reason. you just make every other westerner across the maghreb, northern africa, their price on their head just went up. and part of the problem here is the reason these folks have been successful, erin is the way they make money is through ransoms. they do kidnappings and ransoms. as a matter of fact, at one time they were the single largest contributor, al qaeda in the ma gre greb, through ransom payments. it became a cottage industry. i think that's a dangerous precedent because that whole region is becoming more destabilized. lots of weapons that left libya w
positions in other countries. you know, we're aware of that. israel. australia, denmark, canada, but there are jobs off limits for women in each of those places. different jobs that are off limits. is there any position that you think a woman may not be able to do? yes, some women are bigger and stronger than men, but most women are not. as big and strong as men. i remember learning that, much to my chagrin, when i became a teenager and no longer was the fastest. they are built more physically than women. >> i remember learning that i couldn't beat up my little brother anymore. i didn't like that at all. many women are less strong than most men, but some women are stronger than many men. right now, the marine corps will allow men to join if they are 4'10" tall and 96 pounds, so if the marines can make a man out of a guy that small, it seems to me the marine corps could use a fuel good women, too. there are a whole lot of women, in fact, the overwhelming majority, of women who are a great deal stronger and tougher than that. >> we honor people who make military careers, but the p
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